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THE AMERICAN PATRIOT.
by green
DUNN.
CLINTON, LA,
JANUARY 12, 1856.
VOL. 1—NO. 5«.
THE AMERICAN PATRIOT
...LSI ronLlSHSD «SOOLASt» STiar SATOSDAT.
BY w. H. GREEN & C. T. DUNN.
Office over O. A. Xeafus' »tore.
thmhT
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PLATFORM
OP TUB
AMEBIC AN PARTY,
OF LOUISIANA,
1. We advocate an amendment
of the Naturalization LawH, with proper safe
guarps to preserve the purity of the elective
franchise.
2. We advocate the passage of
such laws as will prevent the immigration of
paunei s and criminals to this country.
3. We oppose any interference
in the vested rights of all persons, whether
tlicv he of native or foriegn birth.
4. We are in favor of non-in
tervention with slavery by the Federal Gov
ernment, except for the protection of our
constitutional rights.
5. We advocate a high Nation
al Policy, such as will atford stern and un
wavering protection te the American name
nl.roa i, and will follow and guard the Amer
ican citizen wherever he moves.
6. We believe that America
should he governed by Americans, effecting
the same through the ballot-box alone, the
only legitimate instrument of reform in this
country.
7. We believe that the office
should seek the man, and n t the man the
oiiiec, and shall oppose the distribution of
otiire among office seeker», or as a reward
for "artisan services.
8. We will maintain and de
fend the Constitution of the United States
and the Union as it now exists, and the rights
of the States without diminution, insisting
upon a faithful performance on the part of
the General Government of all the duties en
joined upon it by the Constitution.
9. While we approve of the
platform adopted by the late National Coun
cil of the American Party at Philadelphia,
we reject the application of the principles of
the eighth article to American Catholics, as
unjust, unfounded, and entirely unworthy of
our country. We shall forever continue to
protest against any abridgement of religious
liberty, holding it as a caidinal maxim that
religious faith is a question between each in
dividual ami his God. We utterly condemn
any attempt to make religious belief a test
for political office, and can never affiliate
with any party which holds sentiments not
in accordance with these.
10. We war with no party as
such, but shall oppose all who oppose us in
the advocacy of these great American prin
ciples.
STATE POLICY.
Reform of abuses, and re
trenchment in our State expenditures.
Education of the youth of the
country in schools established by the State.
A constitutional organization
of the Swamp Land Commissioners.
A more efficient administration
of the Internal Improvement Department,
with a view of improving our inland navi
gation.
Felirttum Institute.
A Select Boarding and Day School for Tong Ladles
and Misses,
T MRS. M. J. CLIFFORD, Principal
HIS Institution is now open. Parents and
guardians are i espectfully requested not to de
ay the return of their children, as the long vacation
nakes a speedy return to study highly important.
For terms, apply at the Institution.
Hon. E. T. Merrick* OJ* ] F.° R. Harvey, M. D.
enry Marston, Esq. Henry Skipwith, Esq.
W. Robins, Esq. | G. C. Comstock, Esq.
Clinton, La, Oct. 13, 1855.
Drii ff«. .Medidiies, etc*
doz bottles superior Snuff;
lbs White Pepper, superior quality;
doz pure Cod Liver Oil;
doz bottles superior Writing Ink, sasM aiios;
doz Essence Tar, a safe and certain cure for
diarrhoea, dysentery and all other bowol af
fections;
copies Akins' Christian Minstrel*;
doz bottles Essence Jamaica Ginger;
reams superior note, letter and cap Paper;
do/, booties Ayres' Cherry Pectoral, and t do*
boxes Ayres' Pills;
doz boxes Thorns' Extract;
lbs Sulphur;
lbs Blistering Plaster, superior quality;
doz pure Olive Oil, for sale by
r»j i-yuMo*.
PROFESSIONAL.
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MIERHICiTiSÏÏjÎ^
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
oct.56y ST. FRANCIS VILLE. LA '
jar. a. rc<m....... ..........o.
Fuqua A Kilbourii,
Attorneys at Law,
,Clinton, La.,
„Wl*? practice in the Courts of East and
West F vhciana, Last Baton Rouge, and St. Helena
rarulies.
Bowman A Dolor.
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law
. Clinton, La..
SW All business entrusted to their care will
». promptly attended to.
References : Messrs. Oakey k Hawkins, and
Byrne, Vance k Co., New Orleans. <127
J. B. Smith,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Clinton, La.,
AW '*ill atttend to business in East and West
Feliciana and St. Helena. d 27
John 31 . Roberts
<127
Attorney at Law,
_Clinton, La.
LAW NOTICE.
D. B. Samford,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
CLIXTOX , LA.
VfT Will attend to any professional business en
trusted to Mm, in the Parishes of East and West
Feliciana, East B aton Rouge and St. Hcl9na. je»
W. Fergus Kerimu.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Clinton, La.
c w Will attend promptly to all business en
trusted to him in the parishes of East Feliciana,
West Feliciana, and St. Helena.
febl8,1855
Nick<*r«on & Walker,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Shelryyillk.
Refer to— — Eastern Texas.
Col. D. J. Fluker, ) v „ .. .
Gen. A. G. Cartel, ) Ea9t Feliciana.
Maj. A. M. Dunn, Baton Rouge.
Benj. Collins, Esq., ) „ . . n
Hon. E. Cooley, Polnt Cou P ce - .jnl 1855.
James Welsh,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
jol6 Clinton, La.
Law Partnership.
or The undersigned having entered into part
nership in the practice of their profession, will
attend m all business entrusted to them in the
•'■t-ish of Ea^t Feliciana.
And to any business entrusted to either, in the
adjacent parishes, they will attend separately.
Office in Clinton, La. * JAMES H. MUSE, '
d-27 _____1) . C. HARDEE.
P. POM), .Tfl........................ C. T. DUNN
l*oud & Du il il,
Attorneys a Law,
Clinton La.
0rOI!iee, over the storeof G. A. Neafua. d27
Dr. F. K. Harvey
( tONTINUES the practice of his profession, and
respectfully tenders Ids services to the eiti- j
zens ofClinton and vicinity. >127 j
Dr. O. P. Lnn;;wortliy
C ONTINUES the practice of his profession in
Clinton and vicinity.
Office, itt his Drug Store, east side publie square.
Residence, at the house formerly occupied by
A. J. Ranaldson. d27
JAMES S. TAYL0H.......... N. J. W. WORTHAM.
Dr. Taylor A Wortham,
Associa teil for the Practice of
MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
jy Will give exclusive attention to their pro
fession. Office in the room lately occupied as the
Post Office. mar 10 1855.
lledfenl Notier.
D R. EDWARD DELONY continues to devote
his entire attention to his Professional duties,
and respectfully solicits a eoiuii.tance of the liber
al patronage which has been extended to him.
His friends may rely upon his prompt services
at all hours, when called upon, if not absent on
professional business.
fjf Office, adjoining the Telegraph office, where
applications will be made, and orders left, or at his
residence.
Clinton, La., Feb. 10, 1855. l.v
Dr. .1. Welch .lanes
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON AND ACCOUCHER,
H AS permanently located in Port Hudson, and
will give his entire attention to the practice of
nis profession.
Office, one door North of Dr. Kennedy s
Drug Store, where he may always be found when
not professionally engaged.' He solicits n share oi
patronage. Port Hudson, May, 18 52.
- aT^ûïzyysk I.
A GENERAL AGENT AND COLLECTOR,
YiriLL attend to posting of Bonks, drawing off
IT of Accounts, and posting the same, and all
other business connected therewith.
Refer to Mills, Cleveland k Co. Clinton, La; W
W Chapman k Co, do; M. Harris, New Orleans;
nov3 _________
J A mis Wlil.SH,
Notary Public and Auctioneer,
CLINTON, LA.,
Will attend promptly to all business entrusted to
him. Of vice, Northeast corner 1 ublic Square.
K. L. HAVUOOD,
A UCTIOXEER.
T HE undersigned having been duly commissioned
as an Auctioneer for the parish of East Felici
ana, he reapcctfully informs the public that he is
now prepared to attend to any business that may
b* entrusted to him. mur21 ly
Henry Hawtord,
JUSTICE or THE peace and notaky public.
Office North side of Public Square,
janl, 1855 Clinton, La.
w r . W. Chapman A Co.,
Importers and Dealers in Foreign and Domes
tic Hardware, Cutlery, Crocl-ery,d-c., <tc.,
Clinton, La._
NALLL, SlJJIJIliKS * «JO.,
Communion and Forwarding Merchants ,
122 Gravier street, New Orleans.
—REFERENCES—
D. Pipes» Esq., F- Hardesty, Esq.,
J W. Norwood, SenV, J. Warren Taylor,
fcb24 W. W. Cha pman, East Felicia na.
--_ a , It _ ......W. W. SHAW
SEO. W. SHAW...............'
G. XV. Shaw A CO.,
Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants.
24 Povdraastreet—N ew Orleans^ _at,.
Wright, Davenport A Co.,
Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants,
128 Gravier 6t., Nzw Orleans.
rap-Cash advances made on consignments of
Cotton, bv R. H. DRAUGHON * CO-, Agen ts.
-- G. A. Meat»«»,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Dry Goods , Groceries, Boots, Shoes, Hats, de.
Clinyo n, La. _
George A. Pike,
BOOKBINDER AND STATIONER.
COME* or CHURCH AND LArAYIITE STS.
R.f** Rime», La. c4a
The Husband's Sow.
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BT LAL1.A LINWOOD.
"My, oh my!" soliloquized Charles Seaton,
" it is too bad, l never come home but I find
my wife sick and complaining; she won't talk
read or make any exertion for my happiness
or comfort; I am obliged to seek pleasure and
enjoyment anywhere but at my own fireside ;
and this is only the second year of our mar
riage. If it continues thus I wonder where
it will end? But let me see— ha, ha! I have
it now, and I think it will cure her. However
there is no harm in the experiment ; she is for
ever lying on the sofa, or sick in bed—yet she
looks remarkably well for one who eats noth
ing. 1 usually take my meals alone, as she
is too ill to come to the table, and I see she is
not coming down to tea ; so when 1 am done I
will not go to her room this time to enquire af
ter her health."
After Mr. Seaton had taken his tea, he took
a cigar and walked through tho hall puffing,
witli all his might, volumes of smoko to keep
his courage to the sticking point, and went
out in search of company to spend the evening
witli ; but feeling rather uncomfortable, as it
was the first time he had shown his wife so
little attention, and being one who was a great
advocate for domestic happiness, he concluded
to return home again and not go to the club
room. lie re-entered the house silently, and
sealing himself in the back parlor where he
distinctly heard his wife's voice in the dining
room. Mrs. Seaton had come down, as site
heard her husband leave the house so uncere
moniously, and entering the dining room wrap
ped in a large shawl, she seated herself at the
table in an indolent, careless manner, murmur
in a half audible tone to the maid of all work—
" Hetty, has Mr. Seaton gone out, and with
out coming to see how I was?"
" Faith, indade, ma'am, I don't know, but I
should not w onder if he had."
"Olt, my poor head aches WTetchedly, and
I feel so miserable ; I don't know what to do
with ntysolf," continued Mrs. Seaton, pressing
both hands to her temples.
" A little tea and toast will help you ma'am,"
said the servant maid; while she dished out a
cup.
" »» ell, I think I will try a little drawled
out Mrs. Seaton.
A slice of toast was quickly prepared for
Iter, and Hetty, seeing that she relished it very
much, thought she might as well tempt her ap
petite a little more by discanting upon the del
icacies that were set before her.
" Have a hit of chicken," said Betty, "it is
very nice, and not a bit too rich for you, and
it will give you strength."
" I believe I shall take a small piece," said
the invalid ; " and you may give me a slice of
tongue, some cranberry sauce and a warm bis"
cuit, for they look very tempting indeed, and
my appetite seems to have increased very
rapidly. Some chicken salad, and another cup
of tea, Betty, and some grated cheese and a so
da cracker."
The servant girl began to look aghast as she
feared the table would soon be cleared and no
thing left for herself.
" Well, ma'am, have any thing else?" grave
ly inquired Betty,
" Yes, I think I will try a preserved orange,
with a slice of jelly cake."
" Dear tnc," she exclaimed, as she heard the
door close, " I feel very ill, and I shall have
to lie down."
She rose from the table and tottered into the
back parlor and sank, as if exhausted, upon
the sofa, as she observed her husband who
had opened and closed the door as if he had
but just entered.
' Well, Helen,' said Mr. Seaton, ' arc you bet
ter this evening ?'
'Oh, no, Charles,' faintly she answered.—
Pray come and fix this pillow under my heud
and spread the shawl over me— I don't know
what lias come over me—the least exertion al '
most kills, me ; I fear I shall never be well
again !
'Indolence and a disposition to effect the in
valid,' thought Mr. Seaton, as he walked to the
table in search of a book to wile away the hours.
While turning over the leaves to find some
thing to interest him, his wife's cousin enter
ed to spend the evening.
*1 am so much oblige to you dear Kate,' said
Mr. Seaton, as he greeted the fair girl, for
coining ; I hardly know what to do with my
self, Helen is always so ill."
' But how is my fair cousin, this evening ?'
inquired Kate, while bending over the invalid.
' 1 continue to grow much worse,' she an
swered, with her eyes closed.
" Her appetite lias failed,' replied Mr. Seaton,
with a mock seriousness, and medical skill
seems to avail Bothiug. I fear she will not
recover.
A shriek, as if in pain, announced that the
bait took well. As Mrs. Seaton was anxious to
impress her husband with tile idea, that site
was of frail, delicate health, and was exceed
ingly fond of being considered an invalid.
'Kate,' said Mrs. Seaton, "favor us with some
music; you arc such an excellent performer,
and it has been so long since I heard good mu
sic ; Helen never plays now, and 1 often won
der how she can give it up, for site played a
great deal and always tried to please and fas
cinate me before we were married, and 1 wish
she would do so new!'
'
'Charles, Charles!' eried Mis. Seaton, you
know I have been too ill !
'I big your pardon, Helen; you arc ill so
often that I sometimes forget it!'
'Kate fearing a scene, immediately seated
herself at the Piano, and touching the keys
with exquisite grace, her sweet voice warbled
song, after song, wltiio Mr. Seaton bent over
her, seemingly so delighted that he quite forgot
the presence of his invalid wife.—When Kate
rose from the instrument, he whispered,
'Kate, you must accede to whatever I say,
as I am about to try an effectual cure for my
wife's illness.
Kate bowed Iter head witli a mischievous
smile, and Iter beautiful eyes, danced with de
light at the idea of some rich sport—for Kate
was a fun-loving girl—all life and animation,
with a heart that delighted in the happiness of
others. She hod an intuitive peception of the
cause of Mr. Seaton's unhappiness
'My cousin sleeps,' said Kate as she seated j
ht !?o m .,,, ,, , , . , ,
Well wo will le . her rest, as sleep ts the only |
ItlOnV For onn «n ill ' rnttliirel Mr 8on(ttn alrutv
remedy for one so ill,' replied Mr. Seaton, draw
ing his chair near Kate, and taking lier hand,
lie exclaim- d, 'what a diminutive and delicatly
formed hand you have, Kate, it is even more
beautiful than Helen's ;' and gazing upon her
as if enraptured with lier lovelinees, lie eontin
tied, Kate, you are the most bewitching beauty
I ever saw. Why did I not meet you before I
married Helen?
'Cease, Charles,' exclaimed Kate, as if angry.
* As I live, Kate, it is triu—and won't you
remain single for my sake, dear girl? as you
know Helen can't live much longer in Iter pres
ent state, and you will he such a kind, loving
wife, and use every exertion to ensure my
happiness. Will you wait lor in e, diar Kate?'
'Shame, shame,' Charles responded Kate,
how can you talk so before Helen is dead ; hut
I suppose I may as well promise, as I have no
doubt you arc a beau ideal of perfection,' con
tinued Kate, with a smile or meri incut.
' Dear noble, beautiful girl 1' exclaimed Mr
Seaton. In n few months-'
' Ungrateful, inconsistent creature ; dare you
insult your w ife thus ?' wildly exclaimed Hel
en, as she flew between them like a young tig
ress; 'andean it he possible?" she continued
bursting into a passion of tears, 'that I have
outlived your affection, and you have already
began to lay out plans for one to supplant me?
But I will see that you do not get rid of me so
easily. No 1 will live in spite of you, and
frustrate your unreasonable plans. And re
member, sir, i am not always asleep when my
eyes are closed 1'
'Nor ill when you complain,' answered her
husband, witli a mischievous smiles.
' Cruel, heart less man, to care so little for
my illness,'returned Mrs. Seaton; and turn
ingto Kate, she exclaimed, with a frowning
brow and eyes flooded will, tears, 'foolish mis
guided girl wlmt have you done? But you
shall pay for this.'
I pay
'Cease, Helen, eried Mr. Seaton, 'do not get
gtl
tnto sueh a passu.,.-you will kill yourself im
mediately ; pray be calm, you are so weak frotn
eontmual illness that you w.ll injure yourself.
'Weak, indeed, she continued, 'I am not at
all ill ; your heartless conduct lias quite resto
red me.'
Kate was about to explain the whole affair,
when Charles Seaton turned on her a beseech
ing look to desist. Mrs. Seaton called a servant
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bov to wn.it unon lv.fl.ti* boiiit> iu ulm not
permit her husband to go.-poor Kate ! site be
A AL* . L t J t » J.
gan to think she had to nav rather dear for a
r. . . . .
joke ; however she concluded to let it rest un
til Charles saw fit to explain it to explain it to
jj
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The cure too« amazingly. Mrs. Seaton was
well enough to come down to breakfast with an
improved appetite. Sim pouted a little, yet
that was far more agreeable to Charles titan her
cor.
home
music,
room, upon which stood a lighted lump and all
tv nitBini luwicoEitntuiüiu v-mti iva man tiui
r.tinual complaints; and when he returned
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mein the evening, she was practising her
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isic, and a work-table sat in the centre of the
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the etceteras of a lady industry, together with
J °
* ^/ >a £ erS * » • » r » i
Mr. Seaton explained the farce, and whenever
her disposition to complain returned, he w ould
whisper lovingly in her ear.
'Helen, dear, simili go and bring Kate to
spend the evening with us?'
' 'No, No,' Ri.l answered, 'I will be equally as
Dear 'good Kate she spent
,, and I owe Iter much for the
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made no reply, tor Ins risible laoiil
n i, ■ ,, ,
in full play, while hc thought how
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agreeable as Kate,
yesterday with me,
valuable lesson site taught me, and you dear
Charles ; if I had not changed you would have
been compelled to seek company elsewhere.'
diaries made no reply, for his risible facul
ties were
tuccessful hc had been in the Husband's Ruse
' Boston " Makiueu.
I. Judson Ames, for
merly of the San Diego lierait!, and more la
ntiliariy known as " Boston," was recently
married in the State of Vermont, to Miss Eliza
Sexton. 44 Boston " is understood to be on a
visit to the Atlantic States for the purpose of
editing a work of the life and writings of "John
; Pliœnix,'* otherwise known as Lieut. Derby,
of the United States Navy.-—Calif. Laper.
The Rich moi d( Va. ) Tis pitch sa ysthere has
been discovered on tho farm of Mr. Jas. l'eage
| about six miles from Staunton, an apparently
inexhaustible supply of nitrate of lim j. Some
I specimens on examination proved to contain
' large portions of pure faltpitre, and in all, the
I nitrate is strongly evident.
The Household Sacrifie*
j ln j||{
" Tho I««' allowed us two pigs and a cow,
| with her calf. Our cow was a grand good
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critter, capital tor milk, and gentle as n lamb,
you don't know how the children took to her,
This story of the constable and the cow is told
by that inimitable old maid, Galina, in Mrs. Ste
phens' last novel, "TheOld Homestead."
"Well, as I was savin', when I was s gal,
tny father and mother moved from old Connec
ticut into the Lackawnna valley in Pennsylva
nia, with ten little children, all younger than I
was. They had lost every thing, and went out
into that dark, piny region to begin life agin.
" Well, they got a patch of wild land, partly
on credit built a log house, aiftl went to work.
Before the year was out my father died, and
we found it hard drnggin' to git along without
crops, and deep in debt. We give up every
thing to pay store debts, and should have felt
as rich ns Kings, if we could only have raised
what the law allowed us. But we had no bar
rel.of beef and pork, which ever, the law leaves
to a poor family, but we lived on rye and injun
with a little molasses when we could'nt get
and well they might —she more titan half sup
ported them.
" Marin did her best for the children, and I
worked as hard as she did, spinning and card
ing wool, which site wove into cloth on a hand
loom.
" Well, in a year or two, the calf grew into
a fine heifer, and we calculated on having milk
from iter after a little. So we began to latten
up the old cow, though 1 iiain't no idea that
we should ever have made up our minds to
kill her.
" There was some debts, still, but we had
given up every thing once, and neither inarm
nor 1 thought of anybody's coming on us agin.
So we were proud enough of our two cows,
and as long us tho children hud plenty of milk,
never thought of wanting beef and tile old cow
might have lived to this time for what I know
if we'd been left to ourselves."
Here Salitm's voice became disturbed, and
the girls settled themselves in an attitude of
profound attention.
"Well, as I was suyin', things began to
brighten witli us, when one day, in came the
town constable, with a printed writ in his hand.
" He'd found out that we Imd one more cow
than the law allowed, and came after it.
"I thought poor murm would n-gnne crazy,
she felt so had; and no wonder! witli all them
children and she u widder! It came hard, 1
can tell you.
" But the constable was determined, and
wlint eonld she do but give up. There stood
i tho lltllc cl,ildr,!n huddlod together on the
; »'«•«l*, »-Tying «s if their heart» were broke, at
! ,he bnro thought of haviu S 'he cow drove off,
8nd t,K ' ru was P oor ,na,m . with ,Mir "l" 011 U P
;her face a-sobhi,,'so pitiful !
I " * couldn t stand it; tny heart rose like a
1 yeasting of bread ; I determined that them
children and that hurd-workiu' woman should
have onough toelltj c(mstablo or llo constable,
« VVaii; - { to tUe c01l8tab , Ci . till ,
and drivc tUo eow sbe - 8 , lal . d tl(
" He sat down. Mann and the children be
gan to sob and cry agin. 1 tell you, gals, it
was cruel us the grave.
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1 went to the wood-pile and took the axe j
f.om between two lugs. Across the clearing, |
and just in the edge of the woods 1 saw the old !
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^ ^°« s 'j' B "" tl,u undergrowth. ;
* 1 lie oltl cow hail a bell on Riul every tinkle as
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she moved her head went to my heart. Iliad
; 4 . . r . 4l r ,
j th,,,k of marm a,,li 11,0 cl " dri ; n bcforc 1
i could get courage to go on, amt witli that to
j encourage me, 1 shook and ticmhled like a
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murderer, nil tlie way acros the clearing.
" Tlie old eow and tlie heifer wore close by
eaeh other, browsing on tlie sweet birch under- ]
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j' ,at th ' ck thcre ' ca,m:
up thev both stopncil ami stood looking at me
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I witli their great earnest eves, so wishfully, as,
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if they wondere 1 which 1 was after. i
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, Here aalina dashed her hand across her eves 1
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j and tho color rushed into her face, as it she,
I were opposing a pressure of tears with great j
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14 It was enough to break any ones heart to.
1
| ** t'"" "> d »*>*• in
mouth, coining toward me so innocent. She
| thought-poor old critter-tlmt I'd come to ;
milk hcr i but i'isU-uU of tlie milk pail, I imd
,hat axv in hand ' S,K ' eouldn ' t a ' kl,own
what it meant, ami yet, as true as I live, it
seemed as if she did.
"There she stood, looking in my face, won
dering, I hain't no doubt, why I didn't sit
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down on a log as usual, and fix my pail—ami
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there I stood, trembling before the poor dumb!
trenibling betöre the poor
animal, ready to fall down on my knees and
as jj panlon for tny cruel thoughts, and there
wns the heifer looking on us both—oh, gals,
g|dSi | j, 0 p l . none of you will ever ltave to go !
through a thing like that. I
The girls tints addressed were very still, and !
a sob or two waa just heard while the teara
leaped like haB-stones down Salina's cheeks.
"My heart misgive me—1 would'nt dont it
Those great innocent eyes seemed ns if they
were human; I grew ho weak that the axe al
most fell. I turned to go back ready to si arve
or anything rather than look that animal in
<hc fare again with the axe in tny hand. Yes
I t»™cd »« »y, but thcre half across tlie dear
j"K w #s 'he constable with tlie writ flying out
' *o hi» hand. My Wood rose—I thought of
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P
a
it
the children with nothing (o eat—I don't Know
what I diil'nt think of. He was walking fast,
I tnrntd—the eow was right liefere me. Oh,
girls, there she stood so quiet, chewing tho
green birch leaves, 1 was like n baby, the axe
would'nt rise from the ground, I could not do
it.
" Ho called out, I heard his step in tha un
der bntsh. Then my strength flew hack. I
was wild—strong as a lion, but my eyes seem
ed hot with sparks of fire. I shut them, the
axe swung back—a crash, a deep wild bellow
and she fell like a log. I had struck in the
white star on her fbrehoad. When I opened
my eyes she was looking at tne, and so her
eyes stiffened in their film. I had to hold my
self up by tho axe-helve with both hands. It
seemed to me as if I was dying too.
' What have you been about, where is tha
eow ?' said tho constable, in a passion as ha
came up. ,
•There,' said I, pointing to the poor mur
dered critter with my finger, 'the law, you say,
won't allow us two cows, but it does give us a
barrel of beef. This is onr beef—touch it if
you dare 1'
" He skulked away and I fell down on my
knees by the poor critter my own hands had
killed. It seemed as if my heart would break 1
There she lay with the fresh leaves in her
mouth, so still, and there stood tho heifer look
ing at me steadily as if she wanted to speak,
and I eould'nt make her understand why it had
to be done. Oil, gals, gals, it was lough'"
For The Girl*.
Men who are worth having, want wotm n for
their wives. A bundle of gewgaws, bound
with u string of hats and quavers, sprinkled
witli cologne and set in a carmine saucer—this
is no help for a man who expects to raise a
family of boys and girls on vegetables, bread
and meat.
The piano and lace frame are good in their
places ; and so tiro ribbons, friilsand tinsel; hut
you cannot make a dinner of the former, nor
a bed blanket of the latter. And, awful as
ttie idea may seem to yon, both dinner Httd bed
blankets at e necessary in domestic happiness.
Life has its realities as well as fancies ; hut vou
make it all a matter of decoration—remember
ing the tressels and curtains, hut forgutting
tlie bedstead. Suppose a young man of good
sense, and of course good prospects, to be look
ing for a wife, what chance have you to be
chosen? You may cap him, or trap him, or
catcli him, hut how much betterto make it an
object for him to catch you. Render yourself
worth of cutdiing, and you will need nc shrewd
mother or managing brothers to help you find
a market.
Diu'nt Know ms own Lanuuaoi. -A cor
respondent of tlie Binghaiupton Republican,
writing f.om New York, relates tho following
mousing incident :
"Among tlie many lecturers to whom the
Gothamites are respectfully invited to listen, is
u Turk l.y tlie name of Oscanyon. He keeps
coffee house on Broadway, where gentlemen
of leisure often retire to smoke from a Turkish
pipe and sip excellent Mocha. Great trouble
is experienced by visitors to make the waiters
understand their wants, foras they, tlie waiters
are dressed in Turkish costume, the gentlemen
visitors, very naturally of couse, must suppose
j thl , y s ,, eak { hc lan g , m J g0 of tho ' TllI . kls n „
| olhor Ilnyard Taylor l lfl p iu thl)re tbfi
! „.I,,,, ni»
| Ottlar uii^, iitxi RUX 10 I 18 to li\ u tils Arabic an
; airillg) | l0 asked the waiter in that language for
« CU1) 0 f ro ff eo All he received bmvt*vi*r war
, | »* < onee. 2X11 nc rcccivtu nowever \s as
look of blank «timid nRtnmMbfn«<ni
, a IO(),v 01 8tl *I >lU astonishment—-bujipoti
1 '"8 t'"' 1 hu lni K 1 " ,lp mistaken in tlie name of
a
tlie article, he made a careless remark upon the
weather, in a way thnt no Moslem would mis
understand. Tite blank stare became intensi
fied. Chagrined that lie could not make liim
] self understood in a language in which ho took
O O
so much pride, lie ventured to usk in English:
uu-i » • ..»»
i »'liât is your name (
as, »»n < • « %« « »»
i I atnek Muli ooney, yer oner, replied the
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I «alter, as hm eye brightened. After that Mr.
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, laylor took his r.otree in quiet.
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j ^ Serious Joke.— Hans the Havana corres
| I)0ndellt of thô p icay une, relate» the following:
to.
1 have heard a serious joke respecting two
* ** l T ' d '« d ***. They quarreled
o«» Christmas day, a challenge to mortal com*
; hat,ensued, and was »«opted, The second of
the party who sent the challenge was the be»
w, wtaljng to pwMit the "duel/' gave it,for
it mation about it to the police. This ill advised
hut weil iutuntioned act, caused both the partie»
to he arrested. Tlie sender of tlie challenge,
i» now a prisoner in the Hotel de Tacon ; the
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acceptor of it lias been banished the Island,
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1 be second who gave intorination of the in
tended duel has been earnest in his endeavor»
t° procure the release of hi» friend from prisou
,,lU ll P t,J I'fiest udviees had not succeeded,
! . ïhe ,a ' v h « ro tt ^' in3t " odin K a clialla "8® ia
I h, 8 l,lv * )c,,al in iu character -the punishtpenj,
! 1 bclit vc ' boin « 1,0 lc *" lhau '* rvi "R a of
j T ears « P»^dio^»ing.n B .)
The huge propeller designed for the United
States Steam Frigate Wabash, wns cast in Phil
adclphia on the 20th ult. Thirteen and u half
tons of metal were melted, comprising 25,000
pounds of copper, and 2,&Ü0 pounds of tin, be
in ing the largest, heaviest east of brass in that
city, yet made. The weight of the propeller
when cleaned will he eleven tons. It ha» two
blades, with a pitch of twenty-two feet, amt! »
of 1 diameter of »ixteen feet two tirehe*

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